It still does not take away from my point, we never colonised any country.
When a prisoner who has been in jail for 10 years says: "hey, but I didn't commit a crime in those 10 years", does this make him a good man? Don't think so. You never colonized any country (although it were Irish priest who went to christen Europe, I would say that's also a form of colonization, but heck) because you never got the chance. Only when you have the chance and don't do it, then you can rightfully say that you're proud of not having done so. Not saying that you cannot be proud now, but it's a different pride. A pride for being barred from the opportunity. There's a difference there.
Two tiered E.U? :)
Don't know, it's what I see on some of the boards that hang on the lampposts throughout the city. A fairer EU means equal rights for everybody, however I do support the idea that those who have invested more than others should have a bigger say. And we all know which countries those are.
An English man, drinks ale, has many fine musicians, ( works hard but only has one child as that is all he can afford to provide for)
An Irish man, drinks water (if he has it), eats raw meat, (no source of income but has 9 children)
Which culture is better?
M-G (going to sleep)
What makes you say that?
That's what I hear grosso modo from my Irish friends. Of course it's not gonna happen, but yet I sense this growing dissatisfaction among ppl who were pretty much in favor of the EU before. Maybe it's just the influx of foreigners which is going extremely fast, where as we (and I take my home country as example as I cannot speak for other countries) got decades and decades to get used to foreigners coming in and taking their place within our society. Maybe they just need to get used to the new circumstances.
M-G (is really off to bed now)